Blueberries are roundish, about the size of a marble, with a smooth skin covered in a fine, white powder or ‘bloom’. Their flesh is bluish and contains very small seeds. They were once known as ‘star-berries’ because of the star-shaped calyx on the top of their heads. Blueberries are totally edible - seeds, calyx and all.
Antioxidants help protect the body against the damaging effects of free radicals and the chronic diseases associated with the aging process - blueberries are among the fruits with the highest antioxidant activity. Blueberries contain many of these naturally occurring antioxidants such as Vitamins C and E. In addition to this, blueberries also contain anthocyanins and phenolics that also act as antioxidants.
Juicy and delicious blueberries can be bought from Harris Farm Markets online.